The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:09:36 EST <![CDATA[Adrift at the Career Fair]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150789/ http://chronicle.com/article/Adrift-at-the-Career-Fair/150789/ A professor attends a student career fair to see what undergraduates are up against.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Misunderstanding the Humanities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150785/ http://chronicle.com/article/Misunderstanding-the/150785/ They have the dubious honor of being subject to both contempt and unrealistic expectations.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Novel Findings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150801/ http://chronicle.com/article/Novel-Findings/150801/ The best prose doesn’t make writers sound clever; it helps form readers’ souls.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Prison Reform? Not So Simple]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150791/ http://chronicle.com/article/Prison-Reform-Not-So-Simple/150791/ Elite politicos imply that America’s prison crisis can be fixed with some relatively uncontroversial reforms. If only.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Slavery and Capitalism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150787/ http://chronicle.com/article/SlaveryCapitalism/150787/ Historians long depicted slavery as an aberration from, or a precursor to, capitalism. That’s changing. 

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Can the Humanities Be ‘Ruined’?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150343/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-the-Humanities-Be/150343/ Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST <![CDATA[Over the Hill? Yes. Bad for Students? No.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150345/ http://chronicle.com/article/Over-the-Hill-Yes-Bad-for/150345/ Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST <![CDATA[Payback's a Bitch]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150335/ http://chronicle.com/article/Paybacks-a-Bitch/150335/ Debt activism and unionization might help reform a corrupt system the feds can't seem to tame.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Book Review: Nothin' but a Hound Dog]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150351/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-Nothin-but-a/150351/ A biographer is fascinated and repulsed by Elvis's working-class background.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Great Dictator]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150339/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Great-Dictator/150339/ With dictation software, a writer strives to find her voice with her, um, voice.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The 'Contemporary' Moment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150347/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Contemporary-Moment/150347/ Modern is musty, postmodern is passé, and the current struggles to stay cutting edge. Time flies. Can culture keep up?

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bringing Philosophy Down to Earth]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150341/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bringing-Philosophy-Down-to/150341/ Kant, Locke, and Stoicism come alive at a community college.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Saskia Sassen's Missing Chapter]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150337/ http://chronicle.com/article/Saskia-Sassens-Missing/150337/ When the renowned sociologist was a girl in Argentina, her family had a frequent visitor: Adolf Eichmann.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[How Sociologists Made Themselves Irrelevant]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150249/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Sociologists-Made/150249/ And what they can do about it.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Fall and Rise of Economic History]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150247/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-FallRise-of-Economic/150247/ Historians gave up the formerly thriving field to economists, who let it languish. Now historians are taking it back.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Book Review: Losing Our Heads]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150255/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-Losing-Our-Heads/150255/ An anthropologist didn’t know how disturbingly topical her history of beheading would be.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[My Nemesis, Jill Lepore]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150253/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Nemesis-Jill-Lepore/150253/ In which a superpowered scholar dooms our unheralded hero by scooping his book on Wonder Woman.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Designs for Living]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150143/ http://chronicle.com/article/Designs-for-Living/150143/ Engineers must cultivate their inner philosophers.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tangled Up in Bob]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150131/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tangled-Up-in-Bob/150131/ Would permissions prove a problem for a book on Dylan?

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Life Is Good]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150129/ http://chronicle.com/article/Life-Is-Good/150129/ That, at the individual and species level, is why we should protect it.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Remembrance of Students Past]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150139/ http://chronicle.com/article/Remembrance-of-Students-Past/150139/ You can have your online spreadsheets. Bittersweet recollections live in old-fashioned gradebooks.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Leo Strauss, Peacenik?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150133/ http://chronicle.com/article/Leo-Strauss-Peacenik-/150133/ A book tries to pretty up Leo Strauss's legacy.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Shrinking World of Ideas]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150141/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Shrinking-World-of-Ideas/150141/ In probing our brains, we’ve lost our minds.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Why Go to Grad School?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149957/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Go-to-Grad-School-/149957/ Intellectual passion: If your studies fascinate you, they're not a waste, no matter what you do with them.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Peace, Love, and Grandstanding]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149961/ http://chronicle.com/article/Peace-LoveGrandstanding/149961/ Under the guise of teaching and studying human rights, academics use university resources to engage in political activism.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Beckett in Bed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Beckett-in-Bed/149963/ The absurdist’s letters suggest a passionate engagement with his work and a workmanlike engagement with his passions.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST